Feb. 14, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The Red Raiders are now 4-3 on the season after splitting a doubleheader today. The start matches Texas Tech's record through seven games from a year ago.
Texas Tech has split each of its three doubleheaders so far this season as the Red Raiders are now 3-3 in such games this year.
Texas Tech's win in the opener improved the Red Raiders to 4-1 all-time over Northern Colorado and 2-0 under head coach Shanon Hays
. Tech will face Northern Colorado twice March 7-8 in the Jeanne McHaney Memorial Classic.
The Red Raiders were facing Weber State for the first time in school history.
Northern Colorado's six runs in the opener marked the most for a Texas Tech opponent this year and the most since Baylor scored 10 on May 3 last year.
Texas Tech set season highs for runs (14) and hits (19) against Northern Colorado. The 19 hits were the most for a Tech team since connecting on 20 against North Carolina Central on March 12, 2010.
TEXAS TECH PLAYER NOTES
Brittany Lee now has the longest hitting streak among Texas Tech players as the freshman went 1-for-5 with a two-run double against Northern Colorado and then 1-for-3 against Weber State. She has now had a hit in each of the last five games.
Lea Hopson once again continued to find a way to reach base as she went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the opener and then 0-for-2 but was hit by a pitch against Weber State. She is the only Red Raider to reach base in all seven games this season.
Despite having her hitting streak stopped at five games, Kierra Miles was plunked against Weber State to reach base for the sixth-straight game.
Sydni Emanuel had possibly the best day out of the Red Raiders as she combined to go 5-for-9 with three runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. She leads all Tech players with four multiple-hit games this season.
Sydni Emanuel, Samantha Camello and Sydnie Tapia all finished with three hits against Northern Colorado. It marked the first time a Red Raider had recorded three hits in a game this season.
The performance marked a new career high in hits for Tapia while Camello matched her career mark for the fifth time in just over a season.
Camello made her 63rd-consecutive start for the Red Raiders today. It is the longest streak among current Texas Tech players.
Kristi Belshe went 2-for-5 with two RBI in the opener against Northern Colorado. It was her third multiple-hit game already this year and her second multiple-RBI performance. She and Lea Hopson are the only Red Raiders with multiple-RBI games so far this season.
Brittany Talley surrendered her first earned run of the season with a solo home run in the third inning against Weber State. Talley had previously gone 13.2 consecutive innings without allowing a run, earned or unearned, this season.
Cassie McClure combined to go 3-for-5 with a RBI while playing on her birthday. Her 2-for-2 performance in the opener marked her first career multiple-hit game.
Taylor Powell came off the bench to deliver her first double of the season as the knocked a drive into right field in the fifth inning against Northern Colorado that scored one run.
Brittany Warnecke had a hit in each of Texas Tech's two games today. Her single against Northern Colorado marked the first in her collegiate career.
Gretchen Aucoin picked up her first win of the season against Northern Colorado, tossing the final three innings where she gave up two unearned runs. The right-hander has not allowed a single earned run so far in her 8.1 innings this season.